Comment: Got it today! Thanks so much for the ATC and all the extras...your trip sounded amazing! Loved all the quotes on the envelope, too. Sure, I'd be willing to do another swap...what should we do?? :)
Response: I am so glad you liked everything. Well I have been reading a book on Harry Houdini and he was a really interesting person too. We could do an Atc on him. What do you think? Send me a message, when you get the chance. =)
Comment: Hi Brooke. Thank you for passing along two pcs. I get to send one home...yeah! I love the pc from the postal museum-it is precious. I'd love to see the cherry blossom festival sometime. I'm sure you had a great time. Happy swapping and many hearts to you. â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked the p.c. I sent too. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hi Brooke, I enjoyed the mad lib and decoder valentines. I usually take mad libs to play with in the car on our vacation trips. Lots of fun! Thanks for the pencil, too. I still use pencils alot and enjoy receiving different ones. Thanks for a great swap! :)
Response: You're welcome! I am so glad that you appreciated everything! I bring my Mad Libs on vacation too! I have gathered a big collection over the years. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for passing this PC along and the extra one. Sadly, I have to rate you a 3 because the PC is postmarked for the 29th when the send-out date was the 20th. (I would also recommend finding a sturdier envelope. This one got torn up pretty bad and USPS had to put it into a plastic baggy for it to make the journey.) Edit: (1/9) Responded to message for re-rate and am currently waiting on re-send. (1/16) Received a wonderful envelope filled with extras PCs and a lovely note. Loved it and am re-rating a 5. Thank you for the re-send!
Response: Thank you for considering a re-rate. I am so glad you liked the pcs.
Comment: Brooke! Thank you thank you! I love the stump town postcard! I got a huge smile on my face as soon as I saw it! I'm going to have to check the website out! See if I could get postcards and some coffee! Thanks again!
Response: Awe I am so glad you liked it, you are welcome!
Comment: Brook thank you for sending me an extra card. I also didn't get my postcard returned. I sent another a few months ago written to a friend who is ill. I'm hoping she gets it back and I hope yours is returned. Happy Swapping
Response: You're welcome! I hope your pc will be returned too!
Comment: Thank you for the very creative ATC and all the goodies are sincerely appreicated. I will check back tomorrow to update and give you a heart-it is not working right now:-) and thanks for joining my Swaps.
Comment: wow, Brooke, thank you so much for everything you sent, I know I said I was going to wait until my birthday but, I just couldn't wait....The motion butterfly survived and the pencils, washi tape, ATC paper, rainbow stickers and card were all absolutely awesome~!
Response: You're Welcome. I am so glad that you liked everything!!! Enjoy your birthday!
Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard! I see you have used all the free place to write a message for me what is really nice :D
It is also nice that we have a lot of common interest. You definatelly going to like and other books of HP! Thank you again, it was nice to see your postcard in my mail :)
Response: You're welcome! I am so glad that you liked it.
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the beautiful cheese card, new to my cheese cards collection! :D
I loved reading the story about your cats! One of my previous cats loved to join me in the shower, as soon as she noticed water running she came and wanted in the shower, walks around in it, getting very wet and enjoying it. :D
Response: I'm so glad you liked the pc. That is so funny your cat used to do the same thing. Too funny. Thanks for sharing with me.=)
Comment: Hello Brooke, thanks for the lovely ATC, the tea and especially the long letter. Many of the facts you wrote about were already known to be - but only becaus we visited the great Titanic exhibition in Belfast two yearts ago. That was a very interesting exhibition, so if you should go back to London, Belfast (Northern Ireland) is worth a short sidetrip...
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the tip, I definitely plan on going back; so I will put it on the to do list
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful ATC! The penny made it's journey well, and is still happily attached ^_^ And Thank you for the extra Lincoln PC and facts! I love tidbits of information like that, it was a pleasant and appropriate little surprise! And that the stamp matched was also wonderful! You took such great care with this swap, absolutely made my day :)
Response: You're welcome, I am so glad that you enjoyed it and that everything made it safe and sound to you. I had a lot of fun putting it together too. I love to work on themes that I am passionate about! Glad that I could share too! =)
Comment: Thank you for the tea it was really good ;) now to the best part, your ATC is beautiful, your choice of seeing the character from another view was really well thought out, I truly enjoyed it. I hope to see more of your art in the future :) and again thank you.
Response: Thank you so much! You're compliment makes my day. I am so glad you enjoyed it.
Comment: OMGOSH!! MY BEAUTIFUL friend Brooke!!! Girl.. Thank you soooo much for the amazing package!!! I LOVE everything about it... (even the cool stamps!!) and the chop sticks!! wow!!! how amazing it all is!!! You have become so special to me... never forget that!!!! Thaank you soooo much and you know.. I would give you a million hearts... I love you very much!!!!! You are just gorgeous..!!! Thanks for pixs... your the best.....ff
Response: Awe you are too kind! I actually forgot a couple things. I will have to send them to you soon. I am so glad that you liked everything. I like to use pretty chopsticks for my hair sometimes.=) I bought the same mood ring for my self too. You are welcome. Love ya girl! I am so glad it arrived okay. Till we talk again!
Comment: TKU for lovely card and also my name, but I think swap asked for your own name. But, all is okay. I love it anyhow. Happy holidays and 2014, Take special care. hugs
Response: I am glad you liked it. I know, realized that when I got my swap partners. I have always done others names, not my own. Oops!!! Happy Holidays to you too! and thank you for the lovely rating!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas Vintage APC. I was hoping for Vintage Christmas. You are very artistic. Thank you for the extra cards, and I love the Christmas card with the New York postage stamp awesome touch. Thanks for making this swap special,
Response: Thank you and you're welcome! I am so glad that you like it! Merry Christmas! =)
Comment: Dear Brooke, THANK YOU so much for the chai spiced apple tea. I have been hunting for something like this here in Malaysia but have not found anything remotely close so thank you! :) and I loved reading your letter about your trip to Vermont - thanks too for the postcard of the covered bridge. Your trip sounds lovely - I mean a trip to Ben and Jerry's FOC sounds awesome! I hope you get to go there again to enjoy the other things on your list. My dream one day, to travel to NY! :) :) *crosses fingers and toes*
Response: You're welcome! I am so glad you liked it! Thank you and I hope you get to visit NY. Let me know if you do! =)
Comment: Mahalo! I love the Statue of Liberty :D I went to Ellis Island once but it was right after they re-opened the island after 9/11 and the statue was still closed. I would love to return and go up it some day!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards. Very nice lighthouses and merry-go-around postcards. They certainly put a smile on my face. Love your drawings of the lighthouses too. The drawings are going in my album too. Thanks so much Brooke!!
Response: You're welcome. I am so glad that you like everything.
Comment: I waffled back and forth about the heart. It was a good effort but it could have been more exciting and some gore would have been nice. But you definitely fulfilled the swap requirements and created a pleasant story to read. But I loved the packaging and the ending was a clever way to explain how the journal made it's way back to me. I guess the threat was contained and mail service resumed in your version. :) Like 28 days/weeks later movies. Shame you got eaten or had to drop the journal as you ran. It's hard to decide how to end a journal like these and I liked how you did it. Thanks ETA: the 2-3 sentences was a minimum. More is rarely a bad thing if that's what you are inclined to include! I wrote up to 6 pages for some of my entries and I certainly didn't get rated down for it! I didn't expect that of course but maybe more exciting 2-3 sentences (or more) would be nice for your partner next time.
Response: I'm sorry you felt that way. It was hard for me to decide how much to write, when it was only supposed to be a couple sentences. I'm glad you liked the ending though. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Lol I wasn't going to open it but your note made me so curious!! Lol it's adorable, thanks heaps! It's going in my kitchen window where there's lots of sun :) I love your reindeer note paper too! Too cute :)
Response: I'm so glad that you like it! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: I am not opening this until Christmas. I may have to remind myself of that a few times! But it sounds interesting and I love your note and see that you checked my profile, so I am sure it deserves the heart! Happy swapping.
Response: He-he. I'm waiting to open mine too! Hope you like it when you do open it. You will have to let me know. Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Many thanks for the labels and for enclosing such a nice postcard! Your day really sounds busy - working 14 hours is hard! But working with children is wonderful, I agree :) Take care and all the best!
Response: Glad you liked everything! That is so true. All the best to you too hon! We will probably meet again on our swapping journeys. =)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely water color seahorse and postage stamps. The ATC arrived with the bubble above the sea horse's head busted. There were all these tiny little chalk-like pieces in the envie. Not to worry tho, I still like him/her. I like her eye lashes. Too cute.
Response: Oh I am so sorry, it was a shell that I had glued to the Atc, next time I will wrap it in bubble wrap. Thank you for letting me know. I am glad that you still liked it. thank you for the rating.
Comment: well i am so sorry!! i was going back through to make sure all swaps were good and saw that my rating for you didnt go through, i apologize for that,sally was great, thanks so much for joining!!
Response: No problem! I am glad you liked it. thanks for the rating.
Comment: Great minds think alike! I also did boreas... What a nice drawing I always appreciate it when a swapper makes an original drawing very nice the image and the background! Thank you
Ps love the PC!
Response: That is awesome that you drew Boreas too! I always like when swappers draw too. I am glad that you liked everything. Thank you for the rating! =)
Comment: Thank you so much for the package! I have yet to open it as I am "trying" to wait until the holidays. I am sure I will enjoy it! UPDATE: I just realized I was supposed to open the red box you sent it in lol! Thank you for the extra berry goodies! Too cute!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard, fabulous job. I also enjoyed your note. I just returned from the Colorado Renn. Faire just this morning at 3. Enjoyed a week in the mountains. I went to Scotland & Ireland last fall. Our best friend lives in Dublin. Great swap. Hugs & Hearts, Mona
Response: I am so glad that you like the postcard. Wow sounds like you had a good time. I would love to go to some different Renn Faires. I have only been to the one in my area. That is awesome that you're best friend lives in Dublin. I loved it there! Thank you for the heart . Have a great day. xxx Brooke
Comment: Thank you for the souvenir spoon from New York. I do not have that one, so it was a nice addition to my collection. Also thank you for the light house postcard from New York. That is really a neat one, I would love to go see it. Shirley
Response: You're welcome. I am so glad that it is one that you don't have yet and that you liked the p.c =)
Comment: Thank-you Brooke for the stocking filler, the lovely postcard and all those stamps!! The postage must've been expensive. They'll all go to Guide Dogs for the Blind. I'm waiting till Christmas to open all these gifts I've received. I've already filled one shoebox of goodies, and your gift has been put into the second box. Christmas is gonna be so cool. Thanks again <3
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything =) I hope you like your gift when you open it. I have one shoe box full hehe. I know Christmas is going to be so fun! =)
Comment: OMG, Brooke!:D When I found your envelope, it had already made my day!:D It's soooo Christmassy! I love its texture, I love the postage stamps and I just LOVE the rubber stamps you used to decorate the envie! So adorable! I love the New York postcard, I had no idea that the rose is NY's state flower!:))) I love the Rudolph note you used also, it's sooo cute!:) And what's more important, thank you for your gift, which is wrapped spectacularly! Seriously, I had not seen such a beautiful Christmas embellishment before!:D Thank you for EVERYTHING! I'm in a joy like a child!))) Warm hugs, Tanya.
Response: YAY!!! I am so glad that you liked everything! You will have to let me know how you like your gift once you open it =) I love the picture you left in my comments section, it is awesome!!! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you I love the cow postcard. Silly people who think New York only means NYC. :) My husband grew up in Sea Cliff on Long Island and he has relatives in Cortland. Beautiful country out that way. Happy Belated Birthday Wishes.
Response: I am glad that you liked the postcard! Thank you for the birthday wishes and the rating! I went to college in Cortland!
Comment: VERY CUTE Owl ATC! I love all the little detailed work that you did on it. I agree with you about the unconditional love of a parent for a child. I liked the moon on it too. Thank you for sharing with me in this swap. blessings, ellie
Response: Thank you, so glad that you liked it!! =)
Comment: I liked the way you wrote your letter. I am up for more Austen if you are, Sense and Sensibility or Emma is fine with me. Let me know and I will set up a swap. Thank you for the smash book items.
Response: I'm glad that you liked the letter. Would love to read the next one with you.Sense and Sensibility next?
Comment: Wow, thank you for the ATC, the cute soap, and especially all the information you took the time to look up, type and send me! I'm still reading it. I appreciate the kind thoughts that went into this swap!
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I was a bit worried because I could not find many items,but wanted to really try to address the actual fears. I tend to be very literal. I hope some of the info helps. I had fun finding the info too and also learned some new stuff! Thank you for the rating! =)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. My little cousin, Zac, age 5, has recently gotten into playing animal crossing on my DS. Our town is called Titan. When he saw that you put the Animal Crossing logo on the envelope he got SUPER excited. "MAIL FROM TITAN!!!"
Lol, thanks again for the great card.
Response: I am so glad that I could make you both happy, what a great story and so cute!!! =) Thank you for sharing and for the nice rating.
Comment: You draw very well and made me a wonderful ATC- and what I really like is that you took the time to write me a letter! I too like to read young adult books for a fast read and think I shall take on your goal this summer and reread them! Thanks for the stamps too-a very nice swap indeed-thank you so much for sharing your talent and the letter!
Response: Thank you, that means a lot to me! I am so glad that you are happy with the swap! Let me know if you want to talk about any of the books and thank you for the rating =)
Comment: I'm very happy to receive your mail. Your generous words and act brightens my day! Big big thank you.. :) !! The mail finally arrived after missing it to XXX (and fortunately, it made it to me..:)~).
Response: I am so glad! I am surprised it took so long, so glad that it reached you. =)
Comment: I got your package today. As of right now I haven't opened it yet. I'm going to TRY to wait until Christmas but I have a feeling that I won't be able to last until the end of the evening. lol I keeping reading your note and feeling the package to try to get a clue but it's only driving me bonkers. My son has already finished the candy and says thank you. By the way, the Christmas wrap is beautiful.
***(Seven hours later... I finally gave in and opened your gift. I lasted longer than I thought I would, though. I love the dancing flower. I have never seen anything like this before. I understand how you have come to collect them. They are adictive.)***
Response: Your message makes me so happy! I am so glad that you liked your gift and that your son enjoyed the candy! Yeah the flowers brighten my day, when I get up in the morning! =)
Comment: I enjoyed reading your opinions of the characters in P&P. I would like to do another private swap of Jane Austen with you. Let me know what you want to read next. I have them all on my Kindle.
Comment: Thank you so much for the great train postcard!
I will be moving to Kansas very soon.
In Holland I had to learn all the language is school actually. You can choose which subjects you want to follow and I choose all the languages :P
Response: Glad you liked it! Sounds exciting, good luck ! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for such a fun package. I was having a really bad day and the chocolate you sent really helped me out. :) LOVE the snowman box and will try to wait until Christmas to open the stocking stuffer.
Response: I'm glad that worked out so well. =) Hope you like the present when you open it too!
Comment: Thanks for the horse PC I haven't seen that one before. Living near Saratoga Springs it's all about the horses here. I haven't read the true blood series yet. Even tho I have them in print book and audio. They are on my to read list.
Response: You're Welcome! Glad I could give you something different. Shoot me a line if you want, when you start reading the books. Let me know if you like them. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I have a problem with stamps too. :)
Response: You're welcome! Yeah I notice some stamps work great and others not so much. It also depends on my ink, I just bought some that is much better. Glad that I am not the only one that has had issues with them. hehe. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thanks for your letter, what a different swap! I think I managed to read it all lol. I have seen the film Lincoln and loved it. Thank you so much for your post card, I especially loved it as it is not a typical New York one!
Response: I am so glad that you could read it. I was worried about that, I actually had, a couple other people try to read it; before I sent it and I practiced before I wrote the last letter. That is great that you saw Lincoln and liked it. I am glad you liked the P.C. too. Whenever I tell people that I live in New York, they always think the city. I actually live about 3 hours from the city. Where I live, looks like the P.C. This swap was different, I really liked it! I hope the author does more!=) Thank you for the five and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! The fortune made me laugh, since I'm not sure it's particularly true (though I hope it is!). :-) Thank you also for the wonderful lighthouse postcard - I've never visited the Selkirk lighthouse, but perhaps I will one day. (I've actually visited more lighthouses in Maine, than New York!) Even your outer envelope was beautifully decorated - thank you! :-) <3
Response: I'm glad you like them! That is funny that you have been to more lighthouses in Maine than New York!
Comment: Your ATC was fabulous!!!! I love that it is so unique (with the picture of you) and that it is fun and tongue in cheek! I will have to try something like it sometime :) Hubby loves the tea and your bookmark is awesome. I like that you layered the papers. My only thing is I prefer ribbon over yarn any day, but that is just a taste preference. It is still beautiful!
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything!!! I made some bookmarks with ribbon too, I would have sent you one of those darn. Well I will know this for other swaps =) Thanks for the heart and have a great day!
Comment: Wow! I'd love to go to all of these places! Waterfalls and wine-what fun! Thank you for everything, my kids will love the sensitive plant seeds. They are such neat plants! :-)
Response: I am so glad you liked everything. Yeah it is really great there! This is the second year, that we have gone there for Valentine's Day. It is only about an hour and a half from where we live too. =)
Comment: Hi! I love your Tete Jumeau pc! Very cool! You did have a busy week - yikes! Glad you could get some you time as well - we all need that! Thank you for joining the swap! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I am glad you like it! Yeah my weeks can definitely be crazy, but I always try to make some free time. The swap was fun thanks.
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for my envie & the surprises inside!!! I love everything about it! Where oh where did you get the red & white chevron duct tape?
Response: I am so glad you liked it. I was looking forward to seeing what you would think. I had a lot of fun making it! The boyfriend helped a bit too lol. I bought the tape at Target. I bought it for your project. I could send you the rest of it, if you like?
Comment: What a great post card and note. A fun coincidence, my nephew is an archivist at the Albert K. Smiley museum in Redlands. Every year he and the museum director go back to Mohonk for a week. I think they put on a seminar there. My sister was there once and really loved it.
Response: That is great! I love when stuff like that happens.=) Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for all ! =) The post-it are cool ^^ I Great a new postcard for my collection ! Really nice vintage card ( I'm a fan of old things) !
Thank you !!!
Photo for the curious : http://nsa31.casimages.com/img/2013/02/26/130226102332480761.jpg
Response: I am so glad that you liked everything. This one was hard, since we had to put the stuff in the envelope before hand. =) I had fun with it though. I also got some neat things.
Comment: Hi, Brooke! You did a great job on your first ATC! Thank you so much. I remember it was just a short while ago that I was sending out my first one and I was scared. But you did just fine! Try to remember to sign the back of your ATC's with your name, date made and the name of the swap. Some people number theirs...I just made my 100th one! Keep up the good work!
Response: Thanks! Glad you liked it. Yeah I was worried about sending out my first one too! I was reading another swap, about ATCs, after I sent mine and it was talking about the info on the back. I was like oh no!!! Thank you for the tips!! That is awesome that you already have a 100. It was definitely fun to make. I can't wait to make more. =)
Comment: I loved the origami paper. We are limited to the styles of paper I can get in this area, so a new style is a big treat. I will make the crane and add it to the chains... Your envelope was cute. Thank you.
Response: I'm so glad that you liked everything and that the origami paper is different! =)